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Old 04-21-2009, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, Bell has released an "Official" release of 122, Verizon's still stuck on an "Official" .75, BlackBerry has released "Beta" 131.

We have the option to take Bell's official 122 and put it on a Verizon Storm, which is "unofficial".

I guess my question is, if we were to ignore the carrier's "official" stamp of approval, does BlackBerry themselves actually release updates that are "official", non-beta releases?

Or are all BB's releases considered to be "official blackberry releases" pending "official carrier approvals"?

or are BB's releases to be considered "beta-releases" pending "official carrier approvals"?

Or does the word "Official" only pertain to releases that have passed both BB's release process and the Carrier's release approvals?
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An OS is "official" with a carrier, once that carrier tests it, and decides to release it.

RIM does not release OS's to the general population, but rather to the carriers. They can approve or not, depending on their results testing with their product line.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Official simply means one or any carrier has released the OS.

No, RIM does not release OS versions direct.

No, they are known as "beta" until a carrier releases it.

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thank you. that makes it all clear to me.
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